Environment

Cover of the September 24, 2019 IPCC report summary

Warming Oceans Are Rising at Alarming Rate, Says New UN Report

September 26, 2019

The IPCC report concludes that unfettered climate change will cause glaciers to melt, destroy oceanic ecosystems, accelerate sea level rise, and wreak havoc on the earth. Despite all this, our guests say there still is hope.

Firefighters in Brazil put out a forest fire

Powerful Forces Cause Fires in Brazil, Beyond the Amazon

September 25, 2019

The policies of Brazil’s right-wing president Jair Bolsonaro are provoking more forest fires and deforestation, not only in the Amazon rainforest. Environmental activists are now trying to counter the trend by engaging in reforestation.

Protesters marching at a climate demonstration leading up to the UN Summit.

The Right Attacks Greta Thunberg, But Climate Strike Inspires Humanity

September 25, 2019

Real News climate correspondents Dharna Noor and Dimitri Lascaris discuss the UN Climate Summit, the past week’s climate justice demonstrations, Greta Thunberg’s presence and attacks against her, and the promise of this movement.

‘Betrayal’: U.N. Climate Summit Falls Short of Greta Thunberg’s Demands

September 24, 2019

16-year-old climate activist Greta Thunberg opened the summit with a damning message and a call for transformative policy—but world leaders didn’t deliver.

Greta Thunberg’s Magic Word: Strike!

September 24, 2019

Re-posted with permission from: johnhalle.com By John Halle For some of us who were there, Friday’s Climate Strike brought back memories of Feb. 15, 2003 when one to two million of us flooded the streets of New York City. It was a huge organizational success, over 3000 groups collaborating to bring together what remains the…

Roger Waters and Dimitri Lascaris

Roger Waters: Militarism is Exacerbating the Climate Crisis

September 24, 2019

Pink Floyd co-founder and activist Roger Waters speaks to the Real News at the People’s Mobilization Against the U.S. War Machine in New York City.

Greta: Capitalism Is Destroying The Planet

September 23, 2019

“People are suffering. People are dying. Entire ecosystems are collapsing. We are in the beginning of a mass extinction and all you can talk about is the money, and fairytales of eternal economic growth. How dare you?”

Dozens Arrested as Climate Activists #ShutDownDC

Dozens Arrested as Climate Activists #ShutDownDC 

September 23, 2019

Monday morning’s commute was disrupted in the nation’s capital when activists blocked 22 intersections to demand action from leaders to address climate change.

Changing the Narrative on Climate Change

Changing the Narrative on Climate Change

September 23, 2019

At the first Designing A Green New Deal conference, essayist Mary Annaïse Heglar explains the role of storytelling and emotion in the fight for climate justice

As Indigenous Peoples Protest, California Approves Global Cap-And-Trade Plan

As Indigenous Peoples Protest, California Approves Global Cap-And-Trade Plan

September 23, 2019

Over 100 people testified at a hearing lasting over seven hours on the Tropical Forest Standard, a plan to extend California’s cap-and-trade program to global tropical forests. Critics call it a false solution to the climate crisis.